Local-regional anesthesia during childbirth: Effect on newborn behaviors

K. A.Y. Standley, A. Bradley Soule, Stuart A. Copans, Michael S. Duchowny

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Abstract

Administration of local regional anesthesia during normal deliveries was correlated significantly with newborn behaviors as evaluated by the Brazelton neonatal assessment scale. Three days after birth, infants whose mothers received local regional anesthesia were more irritable and motorically less mature than those infants whose mothers were not medicated. (10 references.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-635
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume186
Issue number4164
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

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    Standley, K. A. Y., Bradley Soule, A., Copans, S. A., & Duchowny, M. S. (1974). Local-regional anesthesia during childbirth: Effect on newborn behaviors. Science, 186(4164), 634-635. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.186.4164.634